Home to the stunning Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Brooklyn Museum, and part of the borough’s iconic Prospect Park, Prospect Heights has serious romantic appeal. The presence of several charming restaurants and bars within its borders makes the Brooklyn neighborhood a great dinner date spot as well. If you’re looking to have a romantic outing with the apple of your eye during a visit to Brooklyn, cozy up at one of these romantic establishments. All are roughly a mile from NU Hotel Brooklyn.

Belli Osteria Ristorante

Create your own Scenes From an Italian Restaurant experience with a date at Belli Osteria. Candlelight prevails at this starkly intimate restaurant, which serves satisfying homemade pasta and other classic Italian dishes.

860 Fulton Street; (347) 799-1230


A short walk from Prospect Park, Glady’s is one of Prospect Heights’ most beloved Caribbean restaurants. Under accomplished beverage director Shannon Mastipher’s guidance, Glady’s wine, beer, and rum selections are also worth writing home about.

788 Franklin Avenue; (718) 622-0249


Understated elegance pretty well describes the atmosphere at this fashionable corner restaurant. Artfully presented seasonal New American fare and refined cocktails add to its romantic appeal.

605 Carlton Avenue; (718) 942-4255

Morgan’s Brooklyn Barbecue

You don’t have to break the bank to indulge at this hot Prospect Heights date spot. Affordable, trendy, stylish Texas-style BBQ may not be every visitor’s idea of a romantic Brooklyn meal. But if it sounds like something you and your better half would enjoy, check it out. Try to save room for a slice of Morgan’s mouthwatering bourbon pecan pie.

Closest to NU Hotel on list–exactly one mile

267 Flatbush Avenue; (718) 622-2224


Greg Baxtrum and Ian Rotham’s critically acclaimed restaurant Olmsted is one of Prospect Heights’ most romantic new restaurants. Its farm-to-table American cuisine is also some of New York’s most critically acclaimed.

659 Vanderbilt Avenue; (718) 552-2610

The Vanderbilt

Three blocks north of Olmsted, The Vanderbilt is another Prospect Heights restaurant that serves seasonal fare in an intimate and stylish setting. If you don’t have the chance to grab dinner or an evening cocktail at The Vanderbilt during your stay in Brooklyn, consider brunch.

570 Vanderbilt Avenue; (718) 623-0570

Weather Up

Dimly lit and clad in subway tiles, this charming cocktail lounge shares a block with The Vanderbilt. Weather Up is a great place to graduate to for a drink after dinner at The Vanderbilt or Olmsted. The bar’s handcrafted cocktails have an impeccable reputation.

589 Vanderbilt Avenue; (212) 766-3202